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Day 168: 3 Days in Vegas, Not Enough or Too Much?

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Day 168: Last Day in Vegas

Before booking my stay in Vegas, I heard countless people say that a few days is enough for Sin City. Because of the overall stories from numerous individuals that less is more in this location, I played it safe and did just a short 3 day stopover on the way back to Sydney.

In our three days, I’d say we did a lot. We played the slots, Pat played Poker all night (every night), we went out to a couple of good dinners, met up with my old friend, ventured down to Fremont Street, rode the New York roller coaster (not good), saw Criss Angel perform, ate 3 buffet lunches, went shopping and rediscovered our inner children with video games.

It was a full itinerary to say the least, but guess what… Pat and I both thought that 3 days wasn’t enough!

Three days will definitely not be enough for visitors wishing to take a swing on famous Las Vegas golf courses.

I’m sure the less is more vibe for Vegas comes from the fact that many people hit the slots or tables and lose their money, repeatedly, for the first few days and need to leave in order to stop spending. Luckily, Pat and I are very strategic gamblers… I sit at the penny slots just to get free drinks, and Pat knows a thing or two about poker and the value of small gains. Overall, we didn’t lose very much money at all, and really, we felt like we missed out on so many cool shows and attractions by leaving so soon!

The Strip itself is fairly long, packed with hotels and casinos. It would have taken us a couple of days just to hit all the hotels and have a look around. Then, there’s the freaky rides on top of the Stratosphere, that of which I tried to tell myself I’d do (but that could change once you get up to the top!), and the Absinthe show, which looked pretty darn cool if I say so myself. We wanted to catch the medieval dinner show at the Excalibur, but it was a toss-up between that and Criss Angel when it was actually available. In retrospect, we should have gone to the medieval show ๐Ÿ˜‰

There is so, so much to do in Vegas; even choosing the buffets to eat at was completely overwhelming. I really wish we could have stayed longer, but I guess that will just have to wait until next time around.

And you, dear readers: Is 3 days not enough or too much for Las Vegas, Sin City?

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12 Responses to Day 168: 3 Days in Vegas, Not Enough or Too Much?

  1. Tony June 29, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Have they got any water parks? Places like this that don’t really appeal to me become appealing if they’ve got awesome water parks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Roy | Cruisesurfingz June 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    3 days sounds about right. I was there for 24 hours and that wasn’t enough!

  3. Bluegreen Kirk June 30, 2011 at 1:03 am #

    I would air on the side of have a vacation where you want more rather than having enough of it. This is just from my experience and having gone to Vegas several times 3-4 days seems to be perfect. Always keeps my wife and I wanting more vs sick of being there.

    • Brooke July 2, 2011 at 12:14 am #

      This is true! It’s probably best to save it for the 2nd time around ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Rebecca June 30, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    whoa…Maybe 3 days wasn’t enough because you guys don’t live nearby, so you’d fall into that category? I mean, I know people who come from like the east coast (and farther) to Vegas for a week or two, and that is their vacation for the YEAR. Being from SoCal, I don’t understand it, but there are people like that and you guys must fall into that section.

    Glad you had a great time!!

  5. JoAnna July 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    It depends on the person, but when I advise about Las Vegas vacations, I suggest that 3-4 days is the perfect length. And you absolutely MUST see Absinthe next time you visit!

  6. Adam Shields September 24, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Vegas isnโ€™t just about the gambling and the shows itโ€™s more than that. If you go back make sure you have time to check out the surroundings. Go to red rock or the valley of fire or Mount Charleston or Lake Mead and the Hoover damn or go canoeing on the lower Colorado river and not to mention the Grand Canyon. I could take you on hikes that would leave you breathless. I moved there from Creve Coeur in 1997 and still havenโ€™t seen everything it has to offer! Three days is not enough time to take it all in. and if you need tips on how to make it cheap just ask I know the ins and outs!

    • Brooke September 24, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      Nice move! Yeah I’ve heard it’s a pretty beautiful place. I was happy we got to see Vegas city on our last trip and hopefully we can make it back again for other adventures in the future… but when is the question! Hope all is well for you these days ๐Ÿ™‚

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